Alfred Lord Tennyson

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Such a one do I remember, whom to look at was love.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’
Alfred Lord Tennyson

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother’s shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Authority forgets a dying king.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I am a part of all that I have met.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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